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The Farce Continues: Federal Court Agrees to Rehear Flynn Case

The D.C. Court of Appeals has bowed to the wishes of a rogue judge in the Michael Flynn case.



The D.C. Court of Appeals has bowed to the wishes of a rogue judge who has demanded that the entire court rehear the case against former Trump advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Instead of directing Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case outright — as the law demands — the court has agreed to rehear the case and allow Sullivan to explain why he has refused to follow the law in the case.

The latest in this farcical assault on justice prolongs a court battle already three years in the making. The case is now being pushed onward even though the Department of Justice dropped the case and said it no longer stands behind the persecution of the former Trump national security adviser.

But instead of following the law, the Clinton-appointed Sullivan decided he has the legal right to become judge, jury, and executioner in the case and wants to keep it going despite his clear duty to dismiss the case.

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Sullivan even brought in a hardcore, left-wing, politically active former judge to plead the case that he should be allowed to take the law into his own hands.

The rouge judge brought in his leftist shill as cover several months ago when the D.C. Court ordered him to explain why he thought he had the right to continue the case. Ultimately the court’s three-judge panel told him to dismiss the case. But Sullivan then filed a request to have the case reheard by the whole slate of D.C. Appeals Court judges (called an en banc hearing).

Now the court has agreed to give Sullivan his druthers.

This is an outrageous abuse of power. This case should have been dismissed months ago and moves should be under way to impeach Sullivan.

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WATCH: Vice President Pence Slams Supreme Court Chief John Roberts as a ‘Disappointment’

Vice President Mike Pence said what every Republican thinks when he slammed U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.



Vice President Mike Pence said what every Republican thinks when he slammed U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as a huge disappointment for constitutional law.

Pence joined CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody on Thursday when Brody asked, “Are you scratching your head a little bit on John Roberts? We’re not going to call him David Souter at this point, but conservatives have a track record of having some problems with Supreme Court justices that you thought were going to be a reliable vote…”

Pence replied that the Supreme Court is an extremely important institution, but Roberts is clearly not up to the challenge.

“We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Pence said. “But Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives, whether it be the Obamacare decision or whether it be a spate of recent decisions all the way through Calvary Chapel. It’s a reminder, and I think several cases out of the Supreme Court are a reminder [of] just how important this election is for the future of the Supreme Court.”

The Veep continued saying:

We remember the issue back in 2016, which I believe loomed large in voters’ decision between Hillary Clinton and the man who would become President of the United States. And some people thought that it wouldn’t be as big an issue these days, but I think that’s all changed. The recent decision — and again a narrow Supreme Court decision — striking down a Louisiana pro-life law that only said that doctors working in abortion clinics would have to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. That’s a very modest restriction on abortion providers, but a narrow majority in the Supreme Court still said it was unacceptable.

And I think it’s been a wake-up call for pro-life voters around the country who understand, in a very real sense, that the destiny of the Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020. And that’s why President Trump announced that he’s going to publish another list of men and women from which he will draw any future appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States. He did that in 2016; he kept his word. He’s going to do that in the fall of 2020, and [in the] next four years, he’ll keep his word and appoint more principled conservatives to our courts.

Pence specifically pointed to the disastrous ruling by Roberts in the Calvary Chapel case where Roberts ruled that a Nevada casino has more rights than the state’s churches.

“Well look, our nation has been through a very challenging time. And we’re still working our way through the coronavirus pandemic. But you don’t give up your constitutional liberties, even in a pandemic,” Pence said.

Here is the full interview:

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Massachusetts Now Banning ‘Grandfathering’ Laws Because It’s Racist

The state of Massachusetts is now banning the legal term “grandfathering” a law. Why? Well, raaaacism, of course!



The state of Massachusetts is now banning the legal term “grandfathering” a law. Why? Well, raaaacism, of course!

The court has deemed the term “racist” because some jurisdictions in the old south used the concept of passing a law and “grandfathering” its provisions to previous generations as a way to oppress black people.

I’m not sure if the idiots running Massachusetts know that Massachusetts was not a southern state, but…

As Breitbart News explained:

However, the term has a specific origin in the post-Civil War South, where several states wrote “grandfather clauses” that restricted the right to vote after the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which banned racial discrimination in voting rights. The states required black voters to pass certain tests to determine their eligibility to vote, but exempted those who had held the right to vote before the Civil War, and their descendants. These “grandfather clauses” allowed white Southerners to vote but limited the voting rights of black Southerners until the civil rights era.

Per the Boston Globe:

A three-judge panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court declared its disdain for the word, which has been used countless number of times by lawyers, judges, local governments to summarily explain why new zoning rules, for example, do not apply to existing buildings or home lots.

“Providing such protection commonly is known — in the case law and otherwise — as ‘grandfathering.’ We decline to use that term, however, because we acknowledge that it has racist origins,’’ Judge James R. Milkey wrote in a footnote for the unanimous court, the state’s second highest.

I guess it doesn’t matter that no state has used grandfathering a law as a tool of racism for 50 years, huh?

Do liberals have any sense of logic at all?

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D.C. Judge Slams Sullivan’s Choice to Argue His Reasons to Continue Persecuting Michael Flynn

A D.C. Circuit judge slammed Judge Emmet Sullivan’s choice of lawyers to argue why he should be allowed to continue persecuting Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.



A D.C. Circuit judge slammed Judge Emmet Sullivan’s choice of lawyers to argue why he should be allowed to continue persecuting Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, calling Sullivan’s pick of counsel an “intemperate” choice.

D.C Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson clearly feels that Sullivan’s choice of outside counsel John Gleeson is not a suitable person to be Sullivan’s advocate. Henderson’s words are a direct slap at Gleeson who dumped a long-winded, 72-page “explanation” on the D.C. Circuit court to “explain” why Judge Sullivan should be allowed to continue harassing Michael Flynn even though his case has been dropped by the Department of Justice.

However, Henderson’s distaste over Gleeson does not apparently mean that the D.C. Circuit is ready to overrule Sullivan and force him to dismiss the case… at least not at this time.

“Granted, he may have chosen an intemperate amicus, but that doesn’t mean that he is going to deny this motion,” Henderson, a George H.W. Bush appointee, said of Sullivan. “And considering the drastic remedy that mandamus is, considering there’s no precedent that allows us to move without an order, and considering that there’s been a hearing set for July 16, I don’t see why we don’t observe regular order and allow him to rule.”

In other words, Henderson seems to be in favor of allowing Sullivan to make a move first since the next court date is July 16, only a month away.

Henderson added: “For all we know [Sullivan] will say this amicus brief is over the top, the dismissal motion is granted.”

But Flynn’s attorney disagreed. Attorney Sidney Powell noted that the burden on Flynn is tremendous, not to mention the government resources that Sullivan has already wasted.

“We would simply be delaying the inevitable,” she said. “He just got dumped on a 72-page brief that we have to answer by Wednesday … the toll it takes on a defendant to go through this is absolutely enormous.”

Powell added, “The government’s just wasting resources out the wazoo.”

Government lawyer Jeff Wall also noted that if the D.C. Circuit feels Gleeson is “intemperate,” that is yet another reason to dismiss the case now.

“The reason I think you should go a step further is” if Sullivan eventually approves the dismissal of the Flynn case, “it’s still not the case that the parties haven’t suffered harms,” Wall said. “The harms to Gen. Flynn are obvious from the prosecution… But the harms to the government are really what I’m focused on. You have, as you say, a potentially ‘intemperate’ amicus, you have all these allegations being lobbed at the executive branch. We’re going to have to answer them in a public forum in a politicized environment.”

Wall also offered a good compromise on the whole situation. He suggested that the D.C. Circuit could order Sullivan to only rule on the motion to dismiss. This means, if they drop that order on Sullivan, his options to continue the case for his own political reasons will be blocked.

We still do not know how the D.C. Court will rule, but if Henderson is persuasive with her two fellow judges, they will wait until Sullivan makes his July 16 ruling before they take any further steps.

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The Dangerous Illogic of Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Continued Attack on Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn



Clinton-appointed Judge Emmet Sullivan has come up with a dangerous and illogical “reason” for his continued illicit attack on Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

For Judge Sullivan, retired Judge John Gleeson set up the dubious “reasons” that Sullivan claims to justify his continued persecuting the lt. gen. even though the Department of Justice dropped its case against him after revelations of serious misconduct by the Obama FBI and prosecutors.

Once prosecutors drop a case, what is supposed to happen is that the judge hearing that case must dismiss it and throw it all out. But in this case, the Clinton-appointed, left-wing Judge Sullivan has decided he should be allowed to take the role of judge, prosecutor, jury, AND executioner and keep the case alive.

Sullivan was recently required to explain himself to the D.C. Circuit Court and tell them on what legal grounds he thinks he can do all this. So, Sullivan hired Gleeson to argue his case before the D.C. Circuit.

But Gleeson’s explanation is absolute nonsense. Worse, if the D.C. Court accepts his “reasons” and lets Sullivan continue his wild, left-wing crusade, it will seriously damage our justice system.

Law professor Jonathan Turley recently explained who this is dangerous on his twitter account.

These are important points:

Let us hope that the D.C. Court finds Gleeson’s ideas as dangerous as Turley does.

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Judge Says His Dislike of Trump Tweets Justifies Persecution of Michael Flynn

A left-wing “judge” claims that because he does not like Donald Trump’s tweets, he should be allowed to continue persecuting Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.



A left-wing “judge” claims that because he does not like Donald Trump’s tweets, Clinton-appointed Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to continue persecuting Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

After a mountain of evidence emerged that Obama’s FBI and federal prosecutors were corrupt and committed serious misconduct as they persecuted Michael Flynn, the U.S. Dept. of Justice dropped its case against the general.

But Judge Emmet Sullivan has refused to obey the law and close out the case. Indeed, he has insisted that he should be allowed to be prosecutor, judge, jury, AND executioner and that he should be allowed to continue persecuting the general regardless of the law.

His obstinate and lawless actions were so stark that the D.C. Circuit Court has called Sullivan on the carpet and ruled that he must explain why he thinks he has the right to continue pushing the case against Flynn even though the case has been dropped.

The D.C. Circuit gave Sullivan ten days to respond in writing to tell them why he thinks he has this power.

Sullivan eventually replied (at the last second of his allotted time), but the court did not waste much time on his paltry explanation and quickly scheduled oral arguments to force a more serious explanation of out Sullivan.

The craven Sullivan then engaged an extreme left-wing activist former judge to act as his mouthpiece. This week retired Judge John Gleeson filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit arguing that because leftists don’t like Trump’s tweets, that is enough to justify the continued attack on Flynn.

In his filing, Gleeson insisted that because Trump has tweeted about the Flynn case, that is enough to be “interference” with the case.

President Trump has since engaged in running public commentary about Flynn’s criminal case through the media and on Twitter. In total, he has tweeted or retweeted about Flynn at least 100 times from March 2017 to present.48 This commentary has made clear that the President has been closely following the proceedings, is personally invested in ensuring that Flynn’s prosecution ends, and has deep animosity toward those who investigated and prosecuted Flynn.

Of course, Trump’s tweets are not “interference” because Trump did not order anyone to do anything in the tweets. He just decried the illicit attack on the general.

Breitbart News further explains:

Gleeson also tries to argue the facts of the case, repeating dubious claims about Flynn’s conduct in early 2017 — for instance, claiming that he “urge[d] a hostile country to undermine current U.S. policy” when what he had actually done is ask Russia not to retaliate overly harshly to U.S. sanctions. Gleeson also argues that Flynn “lied to the FBI,” when the FBI agents who met with him later said themselves that they did not believe he had lied to them at the time.

In concluding, Gleeson acknowledges that the executive branch has sole discretion over the decision to prosecute, but claims it “forfeited” that discretion once it filed charges against Flynn. It could not withdraw those charges, he argued, “simply because Flynn is a friend and political ally of the President.” He said Flynn should immediately be sentenced.

The case against Flynn is now a case against Judge Sullivan.

And this farce continues…

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Michael Flynn Case Closer to Ending as District Appeals Court Announces Next Step

The trumped-up charges against Lt. Gen Michael Flynn appears to be one step closer to being dropped.



The trumped-up charges against Lt. Gen Michael Flynn appears to be one step closer to being dropped as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has announced that it is preparing for oral arguments as soon as next week.

This travesty of justice has dragged on for years, now, even though the U.S. government demanded that the case be dropped and told Federal District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan end these farcical proceedings.

But for political reasons as part of a general left-wing attack on Donald Trump, this Clinton-appointed judge has worked to keep the case alive despite having no legal role to do so.

Sullivan’s illicit actions have been so outrageous that last month the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals took the very unusual step of demanding that Sullivan explain to them in writing why he thinks he has the legal right to keep the case alive even when the prosecutors have dropped the case.

The court gave Sullivan ten days to respond on writing to their demand that he explain himself. He waited until the very last day to submit his filing. And he had the paper written by attorney Beth Wilkinson, a high profile, Obama-connected lawyer

Now, in another blow to Sullivan’s position on prolonging the case, the court is preparing to hear oral arguments to take Sullivan off the case.

The Department of Justice also filed a motion on the day Sullivan handed in his explanation to the court. The DOJ filed a motion saying that Sullivan “has no authority” to continue the case.

At last the DOJ is fighting FOR Flynn instead of against him.

Indeed, the D.C. Court plainly did not even give much consideration to Sullivan’s filing because the day after he filed his response, the court announced it will hold oral arguments over Sullivan’s refusal to dismiss the case as he should.

So, this case is likely one step closer to being over. Sullivan has no business setting himself up as the judge, jury, and executioner.

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Michael Flynn Attny Sidney Powell Blasts FBI Corruption After Release of Transcripts Prove Innocence

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s attorney excoriated the FBI’s corruption after the release of the transcripts that prove Flynn’s innocence.



Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, excoriated the FBI’s corruption after the release of the transcripts that prove Flynn’s innocence.

On Friday afternoon, DNI John Ratcliffe declassified and released the transcripts of the calls made by Michael Flynn to Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak as Flynn was preparing to take over as President Trump’s national security adviser.

In a statement, Ratcliffe said:

“As I stated throughout the confirmation process, transparency is vital to allowing the American people to have confidence in the Intelligence Community.

“As the Director of National Intelligence, it is my obligation to review declassification requests with the overarching priority of protecting sources and methods, while also providing transparency whenever possible. Accordingly, today the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassified transcripts concerning Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.”

Democrats have claimed that the calls Flynn made to Kislyak is the evidence proving his guilt of lying and acting as a “Russian agent” and traitor.

But now that the full transcripts are public, it is clear that the Democrat’s case is built on lies. The transcripts do not prove any of the charges against Flynn. And Powell want on a tear, ripping the corrupt claims against her client.

Powell posted statement to her social media:

The transcripts of General Flynn’s calls with Ambassador Kislyak released today by Senator Grassley prove there was no conceivable “Logan Act” violation—nothing wrong at all with General Flynn’s conversations with the Ambassador.

In fact, General Flynn should be applauded for asking for “cooler heads to prevail” and trying to keep things on “an even keel”—encouraging the mutual interest of Russia and the United States in stability in the Middle East and fighting radical Islam.

The conduct of the FBI, certain members of the DOJ, the Special Counsel Operation, and those in the House, Senate and elsewhere who have obstructed the release of the truth have all obstructed justice and put this man, his family, and the entire country through three years of hell—for their LIES and deceit.

There are no words sufficient to convey our disgust and disdain for all those responsible in any way for this baseless and purely evil persecution.

If you would like to read them for yourself, PBS has posted the full set of transcript papers.

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